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Turkmen speaking countries

Turkmen is the official language in Turkmenistan and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Turkmen language (native name: Türkmen, Түркмен) has its roots in the Turkic language family.

With a share of around 72%, it is most widespread in Turkmenistan. A total of about 5.9 million people worldwide speak Turkmen as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
TurkmenistanCentral Asiayes72.0 %4,213,000
IranSouth Asiano1.2 %982,000
AfghanistanSouth Asiano1.9 %706,000